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Artist Redesigns Portraits of Masculine Figures in Pink

The Pinks is a series of portraits by painter Scott Scheidly that transforms male political and pop culture figures using a pink color palette. Iconic, masculine characters like Blondie (played by Clint Eastwood) in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are given a redesign to reflect the power that the color pink has over public perception and one's perceived identity.

Pink, a color often associated with docile femininity, is regarded as an emasculating hue. Some have argued that the alteration in the color of these typically masculine figures alludes to a re-examination of sexuality, though the artist's intention is more so about evaluating the rosy pigment itself. He says, “[P]retty much every time I see a write up on the series it refers to it as ‘gay'. However in a nutshell it's how color and symbology can change perception.”

The Pinks will be on display at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco starting August 1, 2013.

Scott Scheidly website
via [Arrested Motion]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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